Intensive French Language: A2-1 (High Beginning)
Institut Catholique de Paris
Area of Study
Please use the following only as a guideline to determine what each student's language level may be. Each semester/quarter is of COLLEGE-LEVEL French or the equivalent of: 0 Semesters/0 Quarters = Beginning 1-2 Semesters/ 1-3 Quarters = High Beginning 3-4 Semesters/4-6 Quarters = Intermediate 5-6 Semesters/7-9 Quarters = High Intermediate 7-8 Semesters/10-12 Quarters = Advanced Fluent/Native Speaker = Superior Please note that a student's French language level in France is based on the standards of the French university.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits6
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units9
Hours & Credits
OBJECTIVES PART 1:
Locate oneself in time: relate a story using the past, present or future tense
The Imperfect for description, habits, a state
Steps of Life
School, Housing, Health
Time: first of all, then?
Place: at the edge of, next to
OBJECTIVES PART 2:
Locate oneself: ask one?s direction, show the way to
The Relatives: Who, Which, Who
Prepositions and adverbs of
Simple personal pronouns
Expressions of quantity: in, many/much of, a bottle of?
Verbs of situations in space: to be situated, to be located, to go through, to cross, to go along?
Shops, food, money
OBJECTIVES PART 3:
Talk about the future
Talk about an obligation + the infinitive
Countries, Regions, Counties
Going out: Movies, Theatre?
OBJECTIVES PART 4:
Conditional of politeness
The glossary of change or transformation: to change, to improve, to raise, to reduce
OBJECTIVES PART 5:
Accept or refuse
Adverb of place: y
The reason: why, because of
The glossary of housing: to rent, to buy, to move out,
to settle down
Owner, tenant, a rent
OBJECTIVES PART 6:
Express one?s tastes, opinion
Verbs: to love, to feel like, to find, to think, to like, to hate?
OBJECTIVES PART 7:
Describe a person, an object
Adjectives (gender, number agreement, place)
It is/ He is
Qualities and flaws (physical appearance/ Temper)
Daily life?s habits
Hardware/ Households goods
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.